Constructive Universalism

Constructive Universalism was an art style created by the Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres. The style is derived from the former concept of constructivism mixed with Joaquin's new style.("Joaquín Torres García")

One of Vladimir's pieces focusing on architecture an abstract shape
One of Vladimir's pieces focusing on architecture an abstract shape


The concept of constructivism started in Russia in 1913 by a man named Vladimir Tatlin. Universalism was influenced by cubism and futurism, focusing on geometric shapes and architecture.

One of Torres' pieces displaying Constructive Universalism
One of Torres' pieces displaying Constructive Universalism


However, Joaquin Torres innovated his own style, called constructive universalism, by utilizing the geometric shapes of constructivism with Uruguayan roots and historic input.("Joaquín Torres García") The Latin roots of Constructive Universalism can be seen in Torres' work as he influenced the style of future Latin artists of the same style like Salvador Dali.
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